A House committee released documents Monday that showed hundreds of instances in which a White House official who was previously an oil industry lobbyist edited government climate reports to play up uncertainty of a human role in global warming or play down evidence of such a role.
Before joining the White House, he was the “climate team leader” for the American Petroleum Institute, the main industry lobby.
He was hired by Exxon Mobil after resigning in 2005 following reports on the editing in The New York Times. The White House said his resignation was not related to the disclosures.
Raise your hand if you are cool with an ex- and now current oil industry lobbyists rewriting scientific reports to “play up uncertainty” in global climate change.
Your tax dollars at work.
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Oreskes responds to Schulte
It’s funny, micadelic, how you fall for all those same Right Wing tricks:
Note to Inhofe and Morano: Climate Change is No Hoax
That article is quoting as its source a blog written by Marc Morano, who was a reporter and producer for Rush Limbaugh’s television show. (See http://www.exxonsecrets.org/html/personfactsheet.php?id=1126)
Not to mention the agenda that is so obvious on the link you provided. WTF. That web site is activism, not government.
Yeah, what is happening to the consensus is more and more Republicans are lying about it.
What’s happening to your so-called “consensus?”
SURVEY: LESS THAN HALF OF ALL PUBLISHED SCIENTISTS ENDORSE GLOBAL WARMING THEORY; COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY OF PUBLISHED CLIMATE RESEARCH REVEALS CHANGING VIEWPOINTS
No, your wrong. Anthropomorphic Global Warming is a myth. Wrong, wrong wrong about so many things.
Looks like it was hotter in the 30s, than in the 90s. The very facts and figures used to say that the last decade has been the hottest on record are wrong.
You’re wrong about the GWOT (um, we’re winning)
You were wrong about the Flying Imams
You’re wrong about global warming
You’re wrong about the bridge collapse
Meanwhile, I’m right, I’ve been consitantly shown to be right, and your jealous.
He’s not wrong. You’re wrong. Yes, the story is very interesting and NASA’s numbers did change. NASA’s numbers are not even close to the whole story. They are one set of numbers in crush of data that is used to explain what is going on. Take a look at this, for instance.
What you are doing is, frankly, typical of the Right. You take a small truth, that this guy discovered an error, and turn it into a large falsehood, that global climate change is somehow a fiction. You’re so wrong you’re almost a liar.
NASA Blocked Climate Change Blogger from Data
From the article:
Al Gore is a fucktard fear-monger. Plus, he’s just, plain, flat-out, wrong.